We Don’t Need More Time

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As a culture, I feel like we complain about not having enough time. “If there were 27 hours in the day, I’d be such a bad ass.”

Let me tell you what happens when I get more time…I’m completely worthless to society.

“And suddenly, all I want to do is go outside, have coffee dates with my girlfriends, zone out and maybe take a nap.”

For some reason, space in my schedule leaves me grappling for momentum. How is it that I have no freaking clue where to start? That ongoing list of things I would do if only I had more time? GONE. It’s nowhere to be found. And suddenly, all I want to do is go outside, have coffee dates with my girlfriends, zone out and maybe take a nap. Correction, I DEFINITELY want to take a nap. I just need to figure out where this napping will occur. Outside? Inside? At a park? On my couch? These are now the biggest decisions I have to make, a far cry from the other days when I’m making lists for what I’ll do if a day like this ever decides to appear.

Are we fooling ourselves that time is the answer to our problems?

There will be days when work seems to be at a stand-still. Often, these days don’t come with a warning (if they did, I feel I’d be more prepared to use the time wisely). When this happens, it’s okay to take the day to veg out. Yes, it would be awesome to have a plan and use it to grow your business or do something super responsible and productive. But sometimes you need to give yourself a break and take the opportunity to go play outside, clear your brain and catch up on some shut-eye. If you work from home, everyone thinks that’s what you do all day anyway so you won’t be disappointing anyone. Am I right?

Tips I’m learning: try and incorporate some down time in the everyday hustle and bustle. Block it out in your calendar if you have to. It’ll help you get better use of those dead days and help you manage your time to task ratio much more effectively.

I’m thinking I don’t need more time, I need less busyness. And more naps. I think we all need more naps.

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